Rook continues his good form

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West Suffolk Wheeler and Triathlon Club member Paul Rooke continued his recent good run of form to finish a respectable 17th in the Debenham 20-mile Time Trial, hosted by Stowmarket and District Cycle Club.

Held on an open road course beginning at Debenham and taking in the lanes around Ashfield and Occold, riders faced a stiff side wind which made for a challenging return section back to Debenham.

Rooke posted 49 minutes 58 seconds – 6.17 behind winner Mark Arnold of CC Desireagear, whose time of 43.41 set a new course record some 11 seconds faster than the previous best, which had stood since 2008.

Henry Wood posted 56.55 to finish 39th, just one position in front of clubmate Nic Whitwell (56.59) on his first time trial outing of the new season, while Gerry Barton was 47th in 1.03.23.